Directors Guild of America
A television and film producer and director, Dean Zanetos’ credits include various ABC movies of the week and popular television series such as Battlestar Galactica and Cliffhangers. Supplementing his professional experience, Dean Zanetos is a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).
This past June, 147 delegates of the DGA convened at the organization’s headquarters to elect Thomas Schlamme president of the DGA. Schlamme, a Guild National Board member since 2005, previously served as third vice president as well as co-chair of the 2014 and 2017 Negotiating Committee. Additionally, he’s a founding member of the Leadership Council, a part of the DGA Political Action Committee, and is a longstanding member of both the Western Directors Council and Creative Rights Committee. He has been a DGA member since 1978.
Outgoing president Paris Barclay called Schlamme a “leading television director who has helped shape the very landscape of the medium,” while others lauded his expertise in new media and innovative distribution methods.
Schlamme’s television credits include Spin City, Boston Public, The West Wing, and Friends, as well as Tracey Takes On . . ., for which he earned an Emmy Award. He also directed feature films So I Married an Axe Murderer and Miss Firecracker. He has won nine Emmy Awards and three DGA Awards throughout his career.
Over the last three decades, Dean Zanetos has directed and produced a number of series and films, including Voyagers, Cliffhangers, and Battlestar Galactica. Dean Zanetos leverages his experience to serve as chairman of Broadcast 3TV.
Based in Burbank, California, Broadcast 3TV allows television viewers to watch 3D content without special glasses. The company holds several patents for its technology, which produces flawless 3D images that viewers can see from any angle on computers, tablets, and smartphones.
Broadcast 3TV’s technology even allows viewers to watch content converted from 2D to 3D. With the use of the company’s special screen protector and an application that interacts with the protector, users can view high-quality 3D images on their device. Further, they can do so without storing an excessive amount of data on their device, due to the company’s proprietary encoding sequence.
In addition to providing 3D films and series, Broadcast 3TV allows users to experience video games and sporting events in 3D. Users can access the company’s technology for a one-time fee for the screen protector plus a low monthly subscription fee. To learn more about the company’s offerings, visit B3DTV.com/index.html.
Misfits of Science
Broadcast 3DTV CEO and chairman Dean Zanetos has a varied career in film and TV, having worked as a director of photography, producer, and screenwriter on many projects. Dean Zanetos produced the pilot of the NBC TV show Misfits of Science.
The TV show aired 16 episodes starting in 1965 and starred a young Courtney Cox as a teenage mutant named Gloria with the power of telekinesis. Together with Johnny B, who has the power of lightning in his hands, Gloria works with Dr. Billy Hayes and his partner Elvin, a scientist who can shrink himself down to a tiny size, to fight crime. The characters work for an American think tank called Humanidyne trying to do good despite their evil boss, who tries to sell dangerous superweapons to the American government.
The show has a rating of 7.4 from IMDB and 7.7 on TV.com, a DVD of the full series was released in Germany, and clips are readily available on YouTube. Having fit well into the campy, fantasy and science fiction trends of film and TV in the 1980s, and involving the still-resonant basic idea of the comic book X-Men, the show maintains a small following of people who love it earnestly or nostalgically today and continue to write blogs and histories of it online.
Misfits of Science
As the chairman and CEO of Broadcast 3DTV, Dean Zanetos oversees the company’s production of a glasses-free 3D viewing experience and a 3D lens adapter for smartphones. Prior to joining the company, Dean Zanetos produced numerous TV movies and series, including a pilot for the Misfits of Science, which debuted on NBC in 1985.
The fantasy series, which lasted just one season, featured a group of humans with super powers who worked for a scientific research facility known as the Humanidyne Institute. One of the characters, a troubled teenager with telekinetic powers named Gloria Dinallo, was played by Courteney Cox, who was 21 years old at the time. Cox had appeared in episodes of The Love Boat, As the World Turns, and Murder She Wrote, but Misfits of Science was her first co-starring role on a television series.
Though the series was short-lived, she later earned a recurring role on Family Ties, made a guest appearance on Seinfeld, and by 1994 was cast as Monica Geller in Friends, a popular NBC series that lasted 10 seasons.